Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fabric Lengths@QSDS
Wearable Art

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
Designer clothes, cloths and wearable art itself have featured on this blogspot. For your convenience I have listed the following posts that feature images of designer clothes, cloths and/or wearable art.
Confluence – 2011 International SDA Conference
Transformation
ArtCloth Swap
A Selection of My Scarves
A New Collection of Designer Cloths
The Art of Jenny Kee
My Velvet Scarves@Purple Noon
Costumes of Ballets Russes
Nuno Felted Scarves@Felted Pleasure
Versace Retrospective – 1982 to 1997
After Five – Fashion From Darnell
My Fabric Collection
Costumes of the Tsars
Ludmilla's Wearable Art
Australian Craft Finalist Award
Fashion From 1907 to 1967
The Basic Kimono Pattern
The Kimono and Japanese Textile Design
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival
The Art of Fascinators - Flora Fascinata
Some Wearable Art@The Powerhouse Museum
Muslim Headscarves
Wearable Art Produced by the TextielLab in 2013
Ancient Egyptian Dress
Costumes Designed for the Australian Ballet
A Fashion Data Base (1.0)


Introduction
Linda Fowler and Nancy Crow founded the annual Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) in 1990. The symposium is currently directed by Tracy Rieger, who aspires to bring together people in a sharing environment in order to work intensely on their quilts with some of the best teachers in the world.

This symposium aims to connect the participants with other innovative quilt artists from around the world in order to exchange ideas, gain new perspectives and to stretch one’s creative potential. The symposium enables participants to find the latest trends in fabric design in order to improve their artwork. A broad range of unique fabrics, supplies and embellishments are available every day in the Vendor Mall that debuts the latest fabrics designed for quilt making.

The symposium’s classes are held at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) - located in downtown Columbus. It is adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus State College. There is twenty-four-hour security and on-site campus parking. The state-of-the art studio classrooms are just steps away from the new dormitory and cafeteria. Hence most participants would need to walk just 50 yards a day. All buildings are handicap-accessible.

The twenty-second Annual QSDS was held in 2012. It welcomed all levels of quilt artists, traditional quilters, textile artists, and surface designers. Anyone interested in working with fabric and ready to challenge the boundaries between what is considered craft and fine-art. Classes were held in composition, color, design, embroidery, appliqué, hand quilting, machine quilting, piecing, dyeing, tie-dye, batik, bead embellishment and creating realism with fabrics.

Each year QSDS has an annual competition - the purpose of which is to encourage the production of unusual fabrics. This juried competition of excellent hand-dyed, printed, batik, discharged and painted fabrics showcases the most current trends in surface design on silk, cotton and wool. The QSDS Fabric Show was exhibited at the University Plaza Conference Centre, Oval Room, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

The following images feature some of my fabric lengths that have been juried, exhibited and awarded prizes at various QSDS Fabric Shows. These fabric lengths were specifically designed for the production of wearable art (e.g. scarves, clothes etc.) or to feature as a component in the production of art quilts; that is, they are not in themselves specific artworks and so they can be readily cut by the purchaser into different shaped sizes to suit their particular needs. Hence, they are labeled as fabric lengths rather than ArtCloth works. Nevertheless, the Australian collector who purchased - Uluru Sunset - has it hung on a hall wall facing a double-door front entrance.


My Fabric Lengths@QSDS

2007 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Circular Momentum (full view).
Size: 47 inches (length) x 44 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Dyed, multiple over dyes including clamp resist, discharged, multiple silkscreen prints and foil on cotton employing dyes and pigments.
Awarded: Honorable Mention by juror Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art, University of Kentucky, USA.
Sold: Private Collector, USA.

2007 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Circular Momentum (detail view).

2009 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: #2 (full view).
Size: 75 inches (length) x 45 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Dyed, multiple over dyes including clamp resist, multiple silkscreen prints, lino block, stamping and foiling on lurex cotton employing dyes and pigment.
Awarded: Honorable Mention by juror Sue Benner, Artist, USA.
Available for purchase.

2009 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: #2 (detail view).

2010 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Uluru Sunset (full view).
Size: 3 yards (length) x 45 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Hand painting, multiple silkscreen prints, discharge and foil on silk habotai employing dyes and pigment.
Awarded: Second Place Prize by juror Judy Hooworth, Artist, Australia.
Sold: Private Collector, Queensland, Australia.

2010 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Uluru Sunset (detail view).
Photograph: Linda Fowler, QSDS.

2010 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Sunset Reflections (full view).
Size: 2.5 yards (length) x 45 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Multiple silkscreen prints on silk habotai employing dyes.
Available for purchase.

2010 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: Sunset Reflections (detail view).

2012 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: FP#1 (full view).
Size: 75 inches (length) x 45 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Dyed, multiple over dyes, shibori over dye, discharged, over discharged, silk screened and foiled on silk habotai employing dyes.
Available for purchase.

2012 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: FP#1 (detail view).

2012 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: FP#2 (full view).
Size: 78 inches (length) x 45 inches (width).
Techniques/Media: Dyed, multiple over dyes, discharged, over discharged, hand drawing, silk screened and foiled on silk habotai employing dyes.
Available for purchase.

2012 QSDS Fabric Show.
Title: FP#2 (detail view).